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Australia's Christian Heritage

Posted on April 24, 2009

Good Friday has come and gone, with a wake of slight disturbance around the question of gambling on that day. Should it happen? Why not? What Australian really knows why Good Friday is sacred? The Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne called it a ‘terrible desecration’. Is that an overreaction? To an audience who has mainly stopped listening, I think it is, but from this debate emerges another question – Does Australia have a public Christian story to tell anymore? A couple of weekends ago, I went to hear Paul Roe from Cornerstone speak at an event in Bendigo. He spoke on Jesus’ ‘unpublished life’; the life until Jesus turned 30, of which we know very little. But we also had a conversation about Australia’s Christian…

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